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  • noun Plural form of cithern.


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  • But alwayes this sentence, the word became flesh, and dwelt amongst vs, I ceased not to pronounce, signing my selfe with the signe of the crosse, and neerer then seuen or eight pases I durst not approach vnto the said head: but I departed and fled vnto another place in the sayd valley, ascending vp into a little sand mountaine, where looking round about, I saw nothing but the sayd citherns, which me thought

    The Journal of Friar Odoric

  • I was returned out of the valley aliue, they reuerenced me much, saying that I was baptised and holy, and that the foresayd bodies were men subiect vnto the deuils infernall, who vsed to play vpon citherns, to the end they might allure people to enter, and so murther them.

    The Journal of Friar Odoric

  • I saw there: for passing by a certaine valley, which is situate beside a pleasant riuer, I saw many dead bodies, and in the sayd valley also I heard diuers sweet sounds and harmonies of musike, especially the noise of citherns, whereat I was greatly amazed.

    The Journal of Friar Odoric

  • Musicians were summoned, and food and wine, but all tasted like sawdust, and the flutes and citherns clawed at his nerves.

    Conan The Victorious

  • The thrum of citherns floated in the air, and the smell of cinnamon and saffron from meals not long consumed.

    Conan The Victorious

  • Abruptly music floated from the latticework near the ceiling-the thrum of citherns, the piping of flutes, the rhythmic thump of tambours.

    Conan The Victorious

  • The lights of Yanaidar glowed in the sky above the wall, and he could catch the weird melody of whining citherns.

    Conan the Wanderer

  • Cato and Manfred illustrate his point no better than Belacqua, a contemporary Florentine maker of citherns.

    Dante and the Bowery

  • Cato and Manfred illustrate his point no better than Belacqua, a contemporary Florentine maker of citherns.

    VII. Dante and the Bowery

  • They had organs, lutes, viols, lyres, harps, citherns, horns, and a kind of primitive piano known as the clavichord or the clavicembalo.

    The Age of the Reformation


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